Today’s memory: Mother’s Day, the birthday of Abdel Fattah El Shashai, and the passing of Nawal El Saadawi

On March 21, many important events occurred that changed the map of the world. On this day, many stars of art, politics, and literature were born in various fields. Prominent literary, political, and artistic figures also departed from us. Today also coincides with the celebration of annual occasions periodically, and this is what We will review it in the next report.

Happened on this day

630 – Emperor Heraclius returns the Crucifixion, one of the holiest Christian relics, to Jerusalem.

1152 – The marriage of Louis VII, King of France, and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine of Bordeaux, the most famous woman in medieval Europe, was annulled.

1556 – Bishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, is burned at the stake for heresy.

1801 – The Battle of Abu Qir broke out in Alexandria between British and French forces near the ruins of Nicopolis in Egypt.

1804 – Adoption of the Napoleonic Code into French civil law.

He was born on this day

1890 – Abdel Fattah Al-Shasha’i, Egyptian Qur’an reciter.

1915 – Victor Al-Bustani, Lebanese writer and poet.

1923 – Nizar Qabbani, Syrian poet and diplomat.

1949 – Yassin Ismail Yassin, Egyptian director.

1957 – Youssef Razouga, Tunisian poet.

1980 – Ronaldinho, Brazilian footballer.

1997 – Heidi Refaat, Egyptian actress.

He passed away on this day

1923 – Ismail Sabry, Egyptian poet.

2021 – Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian activist and writer.


Mother’s Day in the Arab world.

– International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

– World Tree Day.

– World Down Syndrome Day.

– World Poetry Day.

– Nowruz Eid.

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